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I/O Brush

Published 2004
Topics media, art, graphics

I/O Brush is a new drawing tool aimed at young children, ages four and up, to explore colors, textures, and movements found in everyday materials by "picking up" and drawing with them. I/O Brush looks like a regular physical paintbrush but has a small video camera with lights and touch sensors embedded inside. Outside of the drawing canvas, the brush can pick up color, texture, and movement of a brushed surface. On the canvas, children can draw with the special "ink" they just picked up from their immediate environment.

Run time 2:12
Producer Kimiko Ryokai
Sponsor MIT Media Lab
Audio/Visual sound, color
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